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We all know this classic sandwich as a PB&J. It includes layers of peanut butter and jelly, along with two slices of bread. While it is not confirmed where the first peanut butter and jelly sandwich originated, rumor has it American soldiers created the traditional peanut butter and jelly sandwich during WWII when given peanut butter, jelly and bread in their rations. Before this time, there are documented recipes for peanut butter sandwiches alone.

Everyone has their own way of enjoying this simple treat. Do you enjoy yours with crunchy or creamy peanut butter? Grape or strawberry jelly? How about open faced or a single slice of bread folded in half? Whichever way you enjoy it, let’s celebrate today, PB&J style!

Did You Know?

A 2002 survey conducted by suppliers Peter Pan and Welch’s showed the average American will have eaten more than 1,500 PB&Js before graduating high school.

The Oklahoma Peanut Commission and the Oklahoma Wheat Commission created what was reported to be the world’s largest peanut butter and jelly sandwich in Oklahoma City on Sept. 7, 2002. The sandwich weighed nearly 900 pounds and contained 350 pounds of peanut butter and 144 pounds of jelly.

It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.

How Do You PB&J?

While this seems like a standard classic sandwich, it can be enjoyed in many ways. Check out these ways to put a twist on your sandwich creation. You can also try these bread options available in our bakery to change up the texture and overall taste of your sandwich.

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Don’t limit PB&J sandwiches to only lunch boxes and picnics. Check out these unique recipes!

 

 

How do you enjoy your peanut butter and jelly? Share it with us in the comments below.

 

Monique B.

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Monique B. began her journey at Publix in 2010, where she fell in love with the fact that, as an associate, she was also part owner of the company. Since then, she has dedicated her skills in organization and creativity to Publix, taking a special interest in social media. At the end of the day, she hopes The Publix Checkout leaves you with the knowledge that Publix is more than just a grocery store – we’re experts, we’re family, and we’re here to help!

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